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Nashville Jewish Book Series Kicks Off

The Nashville Jewish Book Series kicks off the 2022/2023 series this month with two very different, yet equally exciting events.

On November 13, bring the family and join us for an event with author Nancy Churnin. Churnin, whose book Dear Mr. Dickens tells the story of a brave young woman…

West End Synagogue to Celebrate Growing Membership

West End Synagogue has a reason to celebrate. The membership is growing. At the congregation’s Shabbat Service on Saturday, November 19, WES will honor new members and current members who have increased the synagogue’s family units to more than 400. Nashville’s population growth has fu…

November Galleries


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The Gordon Jewish Community Center hosts November Galleries with Nina Covington, Donald Olea, Eileen Tomson and Marilynn Derwinskus.

Nashville, TN October 11, 2022 – For the month of November the Gordon …

Writers of the Lost Ark November

Writers of the Lost Ark is made up of Temple members who love to write poems, prose, songs, and stories. The group meets once a month to discuss works in progress and get feedback, creative encouragement, and new ideas to write about. This month, members were given a choice of prompts to ins…

Building Community, and Business, One Loaf at a Time

Melissa Sostrin, owner of Sweets Melissa and Sons, is one of two women-owned challah baking companies in Nashville.

Baking challah is a time-consuming endeavor. It takes planning, organization, and plain old elbow grease to create the mouth-watering, fragrant loaf that graces Shabbat and …

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